Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 08/07/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 2:35 pm ET, Sunday, August 7, 2022
Venue:  Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX 
Where to Watch:  BSSW

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  White Sox -155, Rangers +135; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  White Sox -155, Rangers +135; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  White Sox -155, Rangers +135; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
 

Season Record

Chicago White Sox:  54-52 (2nd place, AL Central)
Texas Rangers:  47-59 (3rd place, AL West)
 
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Recent Form
Chicago White Sox:  6-4 last 10
Texas Rangers:  4-6 last 10
 
 
 

Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Preview and Analysis

 
The White Sox won 3 of their last 4 games and enter this game off of a win. They won their last series against the Kansas City Royals 2-1 in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 54-52 record overall and have a road record of 29-23. This is the series finale of a 4-game series with the Rangers on Sunday with the 3rd game still to be played on Saturday. Their offense ranks 18th in the MLB with a .698 OPS. Michael Kopech is their starting pitcher on Saturday while Lucas Giolito is making his start in this game on Sunday. He is 7-6 with a 5.06 ERA this season. His team lost 2 of their last 3 games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 2 ER, 0 HRs, and 3 BB with 7 Ks on 5 hits through 5 IP against the Kansas City Royals. 
 
The Rangers lost 4 of their last 5 games and enter this game off of a loss. They lost their last series against the Baltimore Orioles getting swept 3-0 in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 47-59 record overall and have a home record of 22-30. This is the 4th game of a 4-game series with the White Sox on Sunday with the 2nd game still to be played on Saturday. Their offense ranks 19th in the MLB with a .696 OPS. Dane Dunning is their starting pitcher on Saturday while Spencer Howard is making his start in this game on Sunday. He is 2-3 with a 6.82 ERA this season. His team lost 3 of their last 4 games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 6 ER, 1 HR, and 2 BB with 3 Ks on 6 hits through 4 IP against the Baltimore Orioles. 

 

White Sox vs Rangers Prediction

The current betting odds have the White Sox listed as a favorite in this game. The White Sox have been playing a lot better in their recent games as they have been winning more games and climbing the standings. They are just a few games behind the Twins for 1st place in the AL Central and they have moved into 2nd place now. Their pitching has been a lot better in these games as they are not allowing many runs in their games recently, nost of their last few games being 3 runs or less allowed. They have not been scoring many runs in this series but they were hot coming into it and their offense should wake up here. Howard is starting for the Rangers and he has not been good this season, coming off of a start where he allowed 6 runs. He has been allowing a lot of runs in his starts this season and the White Sox will make him pay by scoring runs here with the way he has been pitching. Giolito is starting for the White Sox and he has not been great this season but has been pitching a lot better in his recent starts and he should keep on that pace here. The White Sox are motivated to take over the division lead here while the Rangers have been slumping over the last few weeks. The best way to place a bet here is on the White Sox to win this game.
 
White Sox Rangers Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Sunday, August 7, 2022 (2:35 pm ET start time) is White Sox 6 Rangers 2.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
Chicago White Sox: 77-49 (+14.6 Units) ML when the money line is -100 to -150. 37-26 (+8.3 Units) ML on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5. 29-21 OVER as a road favorite of -125 to -175.
Texas Rangers: 47-59 (-8.9 Units) ML in all games. 22-30 (-9.9 Units) ML in home games. 13-7 OVER against AL Central opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
Chicago White Sox:  D. Mendick (SS) out for season - Knee. T. Anderson (SS) day-to-day - Suspension. V. Velasquez (SP) Mid Aug - Finger.
Texas Rangers:  M. Garver (C) out for season - Forearm. E. White (LF) Mid Aug - Wrist. K. Calhoun (RF) Out indefinitely - Heel.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"We saw a different side of Dylan Cease. What did he have 40 pitches through two innings and pitched through the sixth? The young man continues to impress, amaze, whatever." - Tony La Russa after his team’s win against the Rangers on Friday.
 
 
"For Otto, that's one of the better starts I've ever seen him have from start to finish. He looked really confident out there." - Chris Woodward after his team’s loss against the White Sox on Friday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Chicago White Sox
Tim Anderson (R) SS
Luis Robert (R) CF
Eloy Jimenez (R) LF
Jose Abreu (R) 1B
Andrew Vaughn (R) RF
Yoan Moncada (S) 3B
Yasmani Grandal (S) DH
Josh Harrison (R) 2B
Seby Zavala (R) C
 
Texas Rangers
Marcus Semien (R) 2B
Corey Seager (L) SS
Jonah Heim (S) C
Nathaniel Lowe (L) 1B
Adolis Garcia (R) RF
Leody Taveras (S) CF
Josh H. Smith (L) 3B
Bubba Thompson (R) LF
Brad Miller (L) DH
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Chicago White Sox
Batting Average:  Tim Anderson (.305)
Hits:  Jose Abreu (119)
Home Runs:  Jose Abreu (14)
RBI:  Jose Abreu (55)
Stolen Bases:  Tim Anderson (13)
Wins:  Dylan Cease (12)
Saves:  Liam Hendriks (22)
ERA:  Jake Diekman (0.00)
 
Texas Rangers
Batting Average:  Leody Taveras (.308)
Hits:  Nathaniel Lowe (108)
Home Runs:  Corey Seager (24)
RBI:  Adolis Garcia (65)
Stolen Bases:  Marcus Semien (19)
Wins:  Martin Perez (9)
Saves:  Joe Barlow (13)
ERA:  Charlie Culberson (0.00)
 
Managers:
Chicago White Sox: Tony La Russa (2nd season)
Texas Rangers: Chris Woodward (4th season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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